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This book is about how draftees in the later stages of the Vietnam War survived and what they experienced when they returned home. The overwhelming majority of them were infantry soldiers who are those most at risk in war and who, therefore, sustain the majority of casualties. It is also about a five year program to develop junior noncommissioned officers for the infantry mostly from the ranks of draftees. Despite their youth and inexperience these noncoms served with distinction and honor. The soldiers discussed in this book all served in the 35th Infantry Regiment which has a long and distinguished history in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
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About the Author
Dwight Davis was drafted into the U.S. Army after graduating from Florida State University in 1968. During his service he was an honor graduate of the Noncommissioned Officer Candidate (NCOC) course and obtained the rank of Staff Sergeant E-6. He then served as an infantry platoon sergeant in Vietnam. After completing his service he earned a PhD in Government at Florida State University and went on to served as a university professor for eight years. He then returned to Florida and worked for state government, first as a supervisor in in the Program Auditing Division of the Office of the Auditor General. He then went to work at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles where he served as a bureau chief.